Personal security and internal crimes issues

One the key element of the fight against internal fraud is personal security.

Supervisor: Zdeněk Macháček

One the key element of the fight against internal fraud is personal security. Personal security its nature mainstreams across all the other specializations, and as such has a major impact to fight internal crimes and frauds.Personal security thinks out the issue of security vetting individual employees and restraint, respectively eliminating the risks associated with their persons.At its core is examining the conditions, behavior and moral qualities of the individual and exploring its past behavior.Subsequent evaluation of the information thus obtained can show the level of risk of failure of the individual being examined.

Although Personal security will always work with the same principles (evaluation of risk factors and habits of individuals), its implementation will vary dramatically depending on the size of the company.Managers and employees know well each other in small companies and risk factors is difficult to conceal – as well as incorrect behavior. For large companies it is necessary to adjust the whole system of control mechanisms and regular, repeated security clearance. The newest trend is the deployment of automated security systems that function as an early warning system – monitor employee behavior and draw attention to the risk aspects. This reduces the number of people examined in depth (depth individual tests are the most high-priced).

What we offer:

Personal security is a set of precaution which are designed to prevent the commission of Internal crime and possible leakage of classified information. The project of Personal security includes a necessity to work through in details the internal procedures / processes so that delicate operations will be controlled at any time and there were measures of protection that would reduce the undesirable activities of some individuals from among its own employees against employers to minimum.

These protective measures should be built on several levels in accordance with by the nature of the attack.

  • personnel and psychological level,
  • organizational level,
  • financial level,
  • security level.

Personal security is normally composed of two inextricably linked areas that replicate the functioning of the intelligence services. It concerns area of passive and active safety.

Passive safety involves passive protection inside the building, in terms of personnel security are searching for possible vulnerabilities workers and elimination of selected vulnerabilities.

Active safety means monitoring of potential problem employees. In principle, it is necessary to take such action against an opponent that he is against us. This section of defense includes deceptive and proactive measures that aim to confuse the enemy and complicate his life.

The standard methods of ensuring Personal security are:

  • searching possible sources of problems,
  • detection property situation,
  • identifying property relationships of family members,
  • verification of personal relationships and contacts,
  • identifying information that could lead to blackmail workers (financial instability, sexual orientation, drug or alcohol addiction, political history, etc.),
  • ensuring the loyalty of key employees to the company.

Investigations and audits can be carried out in the Czech Republic and Slovakia but also in Europe, Asia and the USA. We are able to discover information in the RU (and other countries of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine), from all countries in the Balkans, China, etc.

The most important sources of “dishonesty” of employees on the present:

  • disintegration of social values,
  • decreasing real income,
  • debt,
  • Unemployment in the family,
  • alcoholism, drug addiction, pathological gambling,
  • lack of control, incoherent delegation,
  • conflicts in relationships in the workplace,
  • hatred towards a company, a feeling of injustice,
  • dissatisfaction, job frustration,
  • greed,
  • personal career and indirect attempt to achieve,
  • unreasonable demands and living expectations,
  • Criminal disposition of employees,
  • psychological problems (especially among women).

Important principles related to the issue of prevention of internal crime:

  • Enforceability of implementation – It is not enough just to implement the internal control. The Control and the Screening procedures should be audited to ensure that anyone will not ignore them.
  • Analysis of detected cases – When is a fraud or other adverse action against the company detected is required to accurately analyze the event in order to determine why it happend (e.g. What methods were used to accomplishment undesirable behavior; which of the control mechanisms failed or were ineffective and why; why perpetrator believed that its activities remain undetected, etc.). Evaluation of these answers can help determine the direction of development or consolidation of control mechanisms.